Monday, 1 April 2013

Swallowtail Butterfly


My Mum and dad came over for a combination of Easter dinner and my birthday (although it's not til Wednesday but i'll tell you all about that in another post!).

We had a scrummy dinner cooked by moi! Lamb in red wine, dumplings and mash for those who didn't like the dumplings, ie my son! Followed by mini strawberry pavlova.

My parents got me the most chocolatey cake I think I have ever eaten, it was to die for!

My dad got my good side!!!

Anyway, this is not about me, yet! I'm here to show you pictures of some Swallowtail Butterflies I was stamping for my mum. I was showing her part of my birthday present from my husband, a whopping stash from Stampin' Up!. She saw the Swallowtail Butterfly stamp and fell in love! However, my mum is not a stamper, she is very crafty but more into sewing crafts and making plaques with hearts and butterflies. So, I proceeded to show her how easy and beautiful this stamp was, and she fell in love. She asked me to stamp her a few, I went a step further and embossed them too with scented embossing powder.

I wanted to show her a technique I especially like at the moment, Resist. Versamark and clear embossing powder then daubering over the picture. the ink resists the image and creates a wonderful effect. 

The next image is a bit naughty of me to put on here although is it still using my lush swallowtail butterfly.

I used a special kind of tacky glue and some gilding flakes to create this butterfly to add to her collection.

Thanks for reading, hoping that you are all having a fab Easter.
Happy craftin'

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